Trey Gowdy Slams Comey: 'I'm Certainly Not Going To Apologize' To Him
Former Rep offers former FBI director advice instead of apology
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. gave his thoughts on ex-FBI Director James Comey's tweet which said apologies from people who "defamed" him "would be nice."
Gowdy told Jason Chaffetz Friday on "Hannity" he will not apologize to Comey, instead offering advice.
"I never said Comey would or should go to jail," he said.
"I'm certainly not going to apologize to anyone who violated FBI and Department of Justice policy, who violated an employment agreement, who shared sensitive information about an ongoing investigation, who sent classified information to an unauthorized person and then had amnesia when the FBI came to his home to try to retrieve government property," the former lawmaker said.
"I will give him a piece of unsolicited advice," he continued.
"You should aspire to more in life than simply skating by without having been indicted."
Gowdyreffered to Comey as "two-time offender," noting Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz "also dinged him for his handling of the Clinton email investigation."
"If that is your goal in life to just not meet every essential element of a criminal offense and you think you should be congratulated and apologized to simply because you were not indicted, you better give back some of those 'Higher Loyalty' speaking fees," he added.
On Thursday, The Department of Justice's inspector general released a scathing report on Comey for violating Bureau policy by leaking anti-Trump information to the media.
DOJ IG "found no evidence that Comey or his attorneys released any of the classified information contained in any of the memos to members of the media." I don’t need a public apology from those who defamed me, but a quick message with a “sorry we lied about you” would be nice.— James Comey (@Comey) August 29, 2019
The DOJ's official watchdog concluded that Comey violated policies by drafting, leaking, and retaining memos documenting his private discussions with President Donald Trump.
The IG report concludes that memos kept by Comey were, in fact, "official FBI records," adding that he has set a "dangerous example" to other officials with his actions.
Actor Jim Carrey blasted Comey's critics as "scumbags" during a rant seemingly supporting the former FBI director.
The far-left Hollywood star was responding to news that the Justice Department's inspector general report found Comey had broke FBI policy by leaking memos with classified information to the media.
Carrey took to Twitter to share his latest "artwork" featuring the disgraced ex-Bureau chief with a caption saying he hopes Comey's critics "spend an eternity choking on the devil's dong."
The Dumb and Dumber actor also suggested that Comey's anti-Trump leaking campaign was an act of "patriotism."